Eversheds Sutherland

United Kingdom
Legal

Corporate Bias Rating

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High Risk

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Eversheds Sutherland scored a 100 on the 2023 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a political stakeholder group. By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, Eversheds Sutherland increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. Eversheds Sutherland forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. The firm is Mansfield Certified, indicating its support of DEI in its recruitment, hiring, promotions, and leadership composition. Eversheds Sutherland is a partner of the Center for Reproductive Rights, building case law, advocating before policy makers, and engaging in litigation to challenge bans and restrictions on access to abortion. Eversheds Sutherland is a member of the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance. The company is a member of the MCCA, indicating its focus on recruiting, retaining, and promoting employees based on race. Eversheds Sutherland is a part of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance, committed to work on initiatives that fight “systemic racism”. For these reasons, Eversheds Sutherland receives a High Risk rating.

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